Netball Footwork Drills

The footwork drills and videos below will ensure your players don't give away free passes when catching, lunging, landing, pivoting, and passing.

Footwork in netball applies when a player is stepping, landing and pivoting while in possession of the ball. A free pass is awarded to the opposing team if a player breaks the footwork rule.

The footwork law states a player must release the ball before putting their pivoting leg down once it is raised. The pivoting leg is either the one a player keeps planted to the ground while rotating looking for a pass or the landing leg after they have jumped to receive the ball. Hopping or dragging the landing foot is not allowed (it is because of this footwork rule that players say they can only take 1.5 steps while holding the ball).